Bondi’s artistic history dates back over 2,000 years, starting with the beautiful Aboriginal rock carvings that can still be seen on some parts of the Coastal Walk and Bondi to Manly walk. In the 1900’s the renowned artists J.J. Hilder and Julian Rossi Ashton also set up an artists’ colony in Tamarama, using the breathtaking views of the ocean as inspiration for many of their pieces. Why not spend a few hours learning about classic and modern art in the area and see another side to Bondi.
A – Begin your journey at the Bondi Beach Sea Wall Mural, which has been operating since the 1970s. The murals are spread along the Beach promenade and feature a mix of street and contemporary art, hosting some of the best-known street artists across the world.
B – Next up is the famous Aquabumps in Curlewis Street. Eugene Tan, a surfer turned pro photographer, has been shooting Bondi for years. This gallery is filled with the best photographic art work imaginable. Walk along Curlewis Street to the Art Moment Gallery. This art gallery exhibits paintings and sculptures by Inna Moshkovich. Enjoy this unique and creative space and be inspired.
C – After some nice lunch on the beach, potter up to Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery in Lamrock Ave. The Cooee Art Gallery presents the finest Australian Aboriginal and Indigenous art through exhibitions and art events in Australia.
D – We highly recommend booking into one of Waverley Woollahra Art School’s Workshops – this will really get your creativity flowing and a wonder way to spend the afternoon.
E – Lastly, head back up to Bondi Junction and make sure to pop into Waverley Library and check out the latest exhibition in the Atrium. If you have a little more energy wander over to Charing Cross to the Aboriginal Contemporary Gallery.